Private Jökulsárlón Tour

Duration:
12-14 hours

Availability:
Jan – Dec

Difficulty:
Easy

Pickup:
Yes

Min. age:
No limit

Region:
South

During this Jökulsárlón private tour, you’ll be able to explore all that the South Coast of Iceland has to offer. You’ll travel from Seljalandsfoss to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and will be able to see and explore gorgeous waterfalls, impressive black sand beaches, majestic glaciers, mighty volcanoes, endless moss covered lava fields and much more.

Why you’ll love this tour

  • Explore the most beautiful sights of the South Coast
  • Visit Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls
  • Spot Eyjafjallajokull volcano
  • Visit black sand beaches near Vík
  • Explore Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon area and Diamond Beach
  • Many of our guests have told us that this unique day tour is one of the most beautiful experiences of their entire Iceland vacation.

What’s included?

Activities and gear

  • Private guided sightseeing tour

Transportation

  • Private SUV transfer
  • Free 4G WiFi and iPad on the board

Staff & experts

  • English speaking local expert guides and drivers

Meals

  • Meals not included

Highlights

Seljalandsfoss waterfall at sunset

Seljalandsfoss

A unique waterfall in the river Seljalandsá, about 30 km west from Skógar. It is 60 meters high with a foot path behind it at the bottom of the cliff, but with a thin cascade.

Skógafoss waterfall

Skógafoss

Only a few kilometers away from the south shores of Iceland, lies the village of Skógar along the Ring Road. The stunning view of Skógafoss waterfall, the scenic surroundings and the snow-capped heights of two towering glaciers are Skógar’s major attractions.

Reynisfjara beach

Reynisfjara

Reynisdrangar stacks are a collection of 66 m high rock pillars that rise out of the sea. On Reynisfjara beach, you’ll see very beautiful basalt formations and an exceedingly beautiful cave.

The small village of Vík

Vík

Vík is the southernmost village in Iceland, with a population of 300 inhabitants. The place is very popular as a stopover for the tourists making the effort the see all the stunning things the South of Iceland has to offer. 

Jökulsárlón 

Jökulsárlón is glacier lagoon in the Vatnajökull National Park. The lagoon is a must see with its peacefully floating icebergs and beautiful mountain ridges in the background.

Diamond Beach 

Diamond beach or Breiðamerkursandur is a black sandy beach next to the lagoon. Through the river, icebergs are floating into the open sea and wash up on shore. Like diamonds in the sun they sparkle in the black sand and transform the Diamond Beach into a glowing field of ice.

Details

For this glacier lagoon tour, you can expect a morning pickup from your accommodation in Reykjavík.

We’ll then head toward the first stop on the itinerary: Seljalandsfoss. This is one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland and visitors can get up-close and personal. You’ll even get the chance to walk behind this magnificent waterfall to take pictures from there.

Once the first stop is complete, we’ll drive along the Ring Road, visiting the Skógafoss waterfall and heading in the direction of Hekla volcano. This is one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland today. It should come as no surprise that in the Middle Ages, this volcano was known as the “gateway to hell”.

But Hekla isn’t the only volcano that we’ll be able to spot from the Ring Road. The infamous Eyjafjallajökull will also be towering over us. You’ll probably remember its famous eruption of 2010, which severely disrupted and grounded air traffic all over Europe. Now you’ll get the chance to check it out yourself!

The next stop is Reynisfjara. This black sand beach is beautifully decorated by massive sea stacks and hexagonal basalt columns which are sure to impress. After our visit to the beach, we’ll head to the photogenic Vík í Myrdal. There, the sea rock formations, known as Reynisdrangar, are waiting for us to admire their beauty.

Continuing along the ever-changing South Coast, we’ll be able to admire green lava fields, barren deserts of black sand, impressive sea cliffs, and scenic glacial rivers. This will all happen while we are en route to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

Jökulsárlón is one of the most beautiful sights that Iceland has to offer. In this lagoon, there are icebergs of all sizes, shapes, and colors floating on top of the water as they slowly work their way from the glacier that birthed them to the Atlantic Ocean. During this journey, some of the icebergs end up washed up on the shore where they lay scattered across the sand like shining jewels. This is why the beach is known as Diamond Beach.

While at the lagoon, you’ll be given time to explore. There is an optional boat tour available from May to October, when the weather permits. This option tour is not included in the price of the tour. After we have finished at the lagoon, we’ll get back in the vehicle for the drive back to Reykjavik.

Please note that this itinerary is subject to both the weather and the road conditions. If you choose to book the tour in winter, there are very limited daylight hours in Iceland, so some of the sights will have to be visited in dusk, darkness, or skipped altogether. While we’ll try our best to avoid such occurrences, please be understanding if we are forced to make any alterations to the itinerary.

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Important notes

The following is important information applicable to our private tours. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Operation:
This tour is operated by Activity Iceland.

Booking:
Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply your message as soon as possible.

Prices:
All prices are per vehicle. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear waterproof boots. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required.

Medical conditions:
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

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